We don’t get phased by cold fronts. Front on the cold with this warm list of things to do. Phumlani S Langa gives you the gig guide second to none.
Winter Sculpture Fair
Nirox Sculpture Park
May 11 and 12
R40 to R240 at webtickets.co.za
This annual event is always enjoyable. Top chefs and wineries will provide their culinary delights alongside exhibits from 15 artists from all over the world.
Indian: The Spice Route
Pick n Pay Good Food Studio, Pick n Pay on Nicol, Hurlingham
May 10, 6pm to 9pm
R550 per person, book by contacting Annelise at email@example.com or 011 998 3310
The Pick n Pay Good Food Studio teaches you a new style of cooking every week. This time, you can delve into the world of Bengal Indian food, which boasts some of the most exciting flavours in the culinary world.
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The Comedy Mash-Up
The Lyric at Gold Reef City
May 10, 8pm
R150 to R250 at computicket.com
A hilarious night out with a selection of South Africa’s top comedians on one stage. Hosted by Donovan Goliath, the night includes comedy greats such as Conrad Koch and Chester Missing, Trevor Gumbi, Nina Hastie, TolA$$Mo and rising star Lindy Johnson.
May 11, 12.30pm
Free event, book your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re looking for something new and exciting that will help you become physically and mentally fitter, this Brazilian martial arts class is for you. Capoeira will push you beyond your limits with elements of calisthenics, jujitsu and gymnastics.
Disoufeng 9-year All Black Birthday featuring Sjava
Disoufeng Pub, Meadowlands West
May 11, 1pm
Free entry before 5pm, R100 before 9pm and R150 thereafter
Catch Sjava at this all-black extravaganza at a venue that is cementing itself as one of the best places to party at in Soweto.
Locrate Market: May Edition
Lebo’s Soweto Backpackers
Today from 12pm
This home-grown market puts the emphasis on the surrounding community. Enjoy a relaxed vibe and local stalls selling food, art and clothing.
May 6, 6pm
An open mic comedy session. If you feel like your jokes pack a punch, then pull in and try your luck.
My Children, My Africa
SA State Theatre
Runs until May 17
R100 at webtickets.co.za
A play set in apartheid South Africa. In a classroom, a teacher referees a student debate contesting that women should not receive the same education as men. Pupils Thami and Isabel tackle the pressing issue.
Femi Koya & Warongx
May 10, 8pm
R80 to R100 at quicket.co.za
Down for a little Afro punk? Catch Femi, his mighty saxophone and Warongx for music with that old-school spirit.
Greenlyn Goods Market
May 11, from 8am
Catch some fresh air, and lose yourself in some arts and crafts at this quaint market.
Tops at Spar Wine Show
The Globe at Suncoast
May 9 to 11
R185 to R385 at quicket.co.za
South Africa’s biggest and boldest travelling wine tour, the Tops at Spar Wine Show, will bewine-ding its way through the country and coming to a city near you. It will take place in seven cities, uncorking a full-bodied “pourformance”at all of them. Indulge your winederlust, and try and buy a selection from more than 250 cellars. If you’re a connoisseur, or you just enjoy drinking wine, the winederland wine show is not to be missed.
The Playhouse Company
May 9 to 12
R30 to R90 at computicket.com
This thought-provoking piece gives life to a collection of poems using song and dance.
Body and Mind Celebration Festival
DLI Hall, Berea
Today from 9am
Shop at healthy food stalls and engage with some alternative healthcare practitioners. Enjoy Nia fusion dancing and belly-dancing shows, face painting, a variety of products and yummy food.